Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

US Dept of Education Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Training Program provides grants to train staff and leadership personnel employed in, participating in, or preparing for employment in, projects funded under the Federal TRIO programs to improve the operation of these projects. Funds may be used for conferences, seminars, internships, workshops, or the publication of manuals. Training topics are based on priorities established by the secretary of education and announced in federal register notices inviting applications. Annual training is provided on student financial aid, general project management for new directors, legislative and regulatory requirements, the design and operation of model programs, and the use of educational technology.

Priority 1 for 2008 is training to improve recordkeeping, reporting student and project performance, and the rigorous evaluation of project performance in order to design and operate a model TRIO project. Priority 2 for 2008 is training on budget management and the legislative and regulatory requirements for operation of projects funded under the Federal TRIO programs. Priority 3 for 2008 is training on the assessment of student needs, proven retention and graduation strategies, and the use of educational technology in order to design and operate a model TRIO project. Priority 4 for 2008 is training on student financial aid and college and university admissions policies and procedures.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary, including 1) priority area(s), 2) anticipated training sessions to be offered, and 3) recruitment strategies to meet the goal of serving all regions of the country.


$350,000 to $450,000

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

May 23, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to directors of the McNair program and Student Support Services. Please forward it to others who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at